Romney Wrong About Marriage in France

Matt Lewis
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Posted: May 07, 2007 5:51 PM

As you may know, the other week, Mitt Romney said his favorite book was Battlefield Earth (I don't think I wrote about it, at the time).

... Now, The New Republic is suggesting he may have confused France's marriage contract with a Science Fiction novel

I've emailed my friend in Paris and asked him if marriages in France are really contracted in 7-year terms (as Romney suggested).  If he says, "no," I'm going to assume that Mitt's really into Science Fiction!

Update:  My friend in Paris sent me this email: 

Where did he get that ? It is totally false ! Mariage is mariage until you divorce or die !

Best,

Alexandre

... So I guess Romney just sort of invented this 7-year contract thing?